“Dr. Pearlman’s book offers parenting advice that is effective in every situation. Chock-full of practical applications, this book will help you ease out of those challenging situations every parent faces.”

—Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Catherine Pearlman, PHD, LCSW

What I Won’t Miss About Elementary School

  This year my kids both moved up schools. My son is now a 6th grader in middle school and my daughter is in 9th at a new high school. The other day I drove by the local elementary school and thought I would feel a pang of sadness to be finished with that part of...

Buying A Car and Gender Roles

  Growing up there were three ways I learned that gender roles are fluid. 1.     My mother worked for most of my early years. As a child, I probably couldn’t tell you what she did at her job. But I knew she worked on computers (still a male dominated field) and...

My Kid Went To Camp, That’s All I Knew

I put my son on bus for sleepaway camp. After that I had absolutely no idea if he was alive. I didn’t know if he was eating or homesick or suffering from 1,000 bee stings. I. KNEW. NOTHING. The reason I was agonizingly ignorant of my son’s whereabouts was because his...

Undesirable Music Major and Biking Around Town for 11/10/2017

Undesirable Music Major and Biking Around Town for 11/10/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My son is applying to colleges to be a music major. He has visions of a career on Broadway or in the music business. He's talented, and I've always...

Procrastination King and Family Dinner for 11/04/2017

Procrastination King and Family Dinner for 11/04/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My son is the king of procrastination. He often manages to complete his work at the very last minute. Other times he doesn't. But every time there is arguing,...

Snapchat and a Bossy Daughter for 11/03/2017

Snapchat and a Bossy Daughter for 11/03/2017 Dear Family Coach Dear Family Coach: My almost 13-year-old daughter is begging for a Snapchat account. I am resistant, but she is wearing me down. I am not even sure why I am unwilling. Should I hold my...

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